On Thursday, the Biden administration called for Iran’s “imminent” return to indirect negotiations in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.
State Department spokesman Ned Price said the US believes an “imminent return to Vienna is necessary because this is not a process that can go on indefinitely.” For weeks now, US officials have been warning Iran that the window of opportunity for the negotiations is closing.
Iranian officials have been saying they plan to return to the talks soon but haven’t given a specific date. The negotiations have been stalled since June 20th, around the time Ebrahim Raisi was elected as Iran’s new president.
The Raisi government has said they are finishing up consultations on the earlier rounds of negotiations. “We are now finalizing consultations on this matter and will soon restore our negotiations in Vienna,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday.
The US has not been sending Iran positive signals as it waits for the negotiations to resume. The Biden administration has recently implemented new Iran-related sanctions, ramping up the so-called “maximum pressure campaign” started by the Trump administration.
While the US is blaming Iran for the current delay, it was the Biden administration’s refusal to lift all Trump-era sanctions that dragged out the initial rounds of negotiations. The talks began in April and lasted six rounds as the two sides negotiated limited sanctions relief, a significant concession for Iran. The sixth round concluded with the two sides far apart on key issues.
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Oh yeah, the U.S. wants Iran”s imminent return to the nontreaty, and sort of talks the talk, but seems unable to walk the walk of the sanctions back that Trump imposed which broke the deal. Biden seems to want Iran back in the JCPOA while under U.S. sanctions too… I believe Iran has said that to return without relief is a nonstarter. Sounds to me like the ball is in Biden’s court, whether he knows it or not and only he can get it out.
Biden knows it. Even if Iran were to comply today with every tittle, iota and jot of the US demands, new excuses would be invented why the JCPOA could not be revived just yet.
This is because the United States odes not want to return to the JCPOA, but does not want to be seen as the reason the talks broke down, even though this is obvious.
“Revival” refers to medical actions. The most common revival action is the “revival” of an unconscious person.
So who knocked the JCPOA into unconsciousness? Our Trump administration did. Iran did not do that.
Now the Biden administration offers “revival” but only if the unconscious one makes a number of promises. That is not a “revival”. That is known as coercion. Perhaps a crime?
“For weeks now, US officials have been warning Iran that the window of opportunity for the negotiations is closing.”
That’s how propaganda works. The US just keeps repeating that Iran is at fault, the media keeps reporting that Iran is at fault and, alas, Iran is at fault.
“While the US is blaming Iran for the current delay, it was the Biden administration’s refusal to lift all Trump-era sanctions that dragged out the initial rounds of negotiations.”
This is the difference between the MSM and antiwar.com. You NEVER see this in the MSM. Thank you Jason.
Iran should stand pat. The West’s coalition is unraveling and eventually will consist of only the US and the Zionists.
And the accuse us as being isolationists!..
Uh, sorry, who left the negotiations? That’s right, the United States did.
Fat chance. JCPOA is DOA.
Maybe a show of faith like…… lifting sanctions on Iran might speed things along? Maybe giving some guarantees to Iran like…… guaranteeing them Israel will stop committing acts of war against them? It’s on the US to get these talks cranked up, not the Iranians. We’re not the good guys here.
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